How can you keep from crying while cutting onions?

How can you keep from crying while cutting onions?

Cutting onions irritates the lachrymal glands, causing them to excrete tears. Chewing gum while cutting onions prevents tears by forcing you to breathe through your mouth. This disperses the irritant so that a significantly smaller amount reaches the lachrymal glands, preventing them from being irritated enough to release tears.

Which is the only continent without glaciers?

Glaciers are present on every continent and approximately fifty countries, excluding those (Australia, South Africa) that have glaciers only on distant subantarctic island territories. Extensive glaciers are found in Antarctica, Chile, Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Iceland.

What year was the blue M&M introduced?

Color changes in chocolate M&M’s[edit] In early 1995, Mars ran a promotion in which consumers were invited to vote on which of blue, pink, or purple would replace the tan M&M’s. Blue was the winner, replacing tan in the fall of 1995.

Which planet rotates the fastest on its axis?

Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our Solar System rotating on average once in just under 10 hours. That is very fast especially considering how large Jupiter is. This means that Jupiter has the shortest days of all the planets in the Solar System.

Why does the British Crown own pigeon poop?

In the 18th century, pigeon poop was used to make gunpowder, so King George I confirmed the droppings to be property of the crown.

Why does an ear of corn have an even number of rows?

An ear of corn always has an even number of rows because of the genetic formula which divides the cell.

How many islands does Venice have?

Venice captured the impression of a magical floating city by setting wood pilings on the 118 submerged islands in the Northern end of the Adriatic Sea. 400 foot bridges and 170 boat canals connect the city to make it easily accessible to the local populace.

How fast does the tube go?

In central London, trains cannot drive faster than 30-40mph because of the short distances between stations. The Victoria line can reach speeds of up to 50mph because the stations are further apart. The Metropolitan line has the fastest train speeds, sometimes reaching over 60mph.